Average Patient Advocate Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Patient Advocate is $16.08.
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Hourly Rate
$12 - $23
$155 - $4,825
Profit Sharing
$0 - $1,250
$0 - $3,100
Total Pay
$26,350 - $56,177

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Job Description for Patient Advocate

Patient Advocate Tasks
  • Serve as intermediary between health care organization and patients, and patients' relatives in resolving patient care problems.
  • Prepare incident reports for potential legal issues.
  • Describe and interpret health care procedures and policies to patients.
  • Convey questions, complaints, problems, and concerns of patients to proper personnel.
  • Resolve patients' complaints and grievances.

Job Satisfaction for Patient Advocate

3.8 out of 5
Highly Satisfied
The top respondents for the job title Patient Advocate are from the companies Conifer Health Solutions, Express Scripts Incorporated and MedData. Reported salaries are highest at Medstar Health where the average pay is $25.01. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Conifer Health Solutions, earning around $16.44. Express Scripts Incorporated pays the lowest at around $12.44. Cardon Healthcare, Inc also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $14.46.

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Popular Skills for Patient Advocate

Skills in Patient Education, Oral / Verbal Communication and Medical Terminology are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Insurance and Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Patient Advocate

An entry-level Patient Advocate with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $14.83 based on 95 salaries. An early career Patient Advocate with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.50 based on 501 salaries. A mid-career Patient Advocate with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.47 based on 230 salaries. An experienced Patient Advocate with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.17 based on 210 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $19.
Employees with Patient Advocate in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 32.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Boston, Massachusetts (30.6% more) and Denver, Colorado (19.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Orlando, Florida (6.7% less) and Houston, Texas (2.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,142 survey responses.
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